By Jean Ousset

This ebook considers other kinds of motion; tips on how to gauge the effectiveness of motion; even if a number of activities are complementary or collectively harmful; and who may still perform the activities. French author, philosopher, and activist Jean Ousset examines the basic questions of potent social motion, corresponding to ideology, humans, assets, and the way to judge conflicting ideas. an individual attracted to effecting social switch or learning glossy social activities will locate this either a compelling and targeted work.

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It is prudent to complement this knowledge with a more practical knowledge, the knowledge to be found, for example, in history and in several other humanistic disciplines. Shakespeare’s Hamlet puts it admirably: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than can be found in your philosophy” (meaning, the scholastic doctrines taught at the University of Wittenberg). Not that we are inciting our readers to cock snooks at the idea of a sound doctrinal formation. We seek only to remind them of the danger of stopping short there.

If he is victorious, all seems safe and we need not worry any more. Yet, even if the Revolution were conquered, the duty of active 52 Jean Ousset vigilance would still be imposed on us. Its spores would not have disappeared, even in defeat. Just how costly can they become – those so numerous formulae for action that are supposed to be economical in terms of money and effort, whose deceptive simplicity borders on cerebral anaemia? The argument in favour of all this is the immense advantage which the enemy derives from effective propaganda, rudimentary arguments and specious slogans.

Is the difference between working for the Revolution and working for a Christian Social Order no greater than a party dispute, or a competition between shops dealing in similar merchandise? For, if the merchandise is similar, it must be admitted that methods and means of action can be the same in either case. But how can the same doctrine of action and the same proceedings be accepted when, on the one hand, it is a matter of demolishing the social order, by “dialectizing” it, and transforming the people into a mass proletariat, and on the other hand of re-establishing true social order in all its hierarchies, liberties and essential diversities.

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